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Icelanders shun jobs in fisheries

Samherji hf., an Icelandic fisheries enterprise, used four languages in an help wanted advertisements for fish processing in Dalvík. The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service reports, that although Samherji offers a base salary of about ISK 400,000 it is very difficult to get Icelanders to work in fish factories. Currently, employees from ten nationalities keep the factory in Dalvík going.

Adalsteinn Baldursson, director of the Húsavík Labor Union is not impressed with the generous wages of workers in fish factories. He doubts that the salary will stay that high through the year and says that the average wage of fish factory workers are much lower.

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